Timothy Pritchett

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Emerging solid-state storage media can significantly improve storage performance and energy. However, the high cost-per-byte of solid-state media has hindered wide-spread adoption in servers. This paper proposes a new, cost-effective architecture - SieveStore - which enables the use of solid-state media to significantly filter access to storage ensembles.(More)
The singlet excited-state lifetime of a terpyridyl platinum(II) pentynyl complex was determined to be 268+/-87 ps by fitting femtosecond transient absorption data, the triplet excited-state lifetime was found to be 62 ns by fitting nanosecond transient absorption decay data, and the triplet quantum yield was measured to be 0.16. A ground-state absorption(More)
Pt(II) complexes bearing 4-(7-(benzothiazol-2'-yl)-9,9-diethylfluoren-2-yl)-2,2':6',2″-terpyridine or 4-(7-(benzothiazol-2'-yl)-9,9-diethylfluoren-2-yl)ethynyl-2,2':6',2″-terpyridine ligand exhibit strong reverse saturable absorption in the visible spectral region and large two-photon initiated excited-state absorption in the near-IR region. They are(More)
A series of mononuclear and dinuclear cyclometalated platinum(II) 6-phenyl-4-(9,9-dihexylfluoren-2-yl)-2,2'-bipyridine complexes (F-1-F-5) were synthesized and their photophysical properties were systematically investigated. All complexes exhibit strong (1)pi,pi* absorption bands in the UV region, and a broad, structureless charge transfer band in the(More)
The singlet excited-state lifetime of a bipyridyl platinum(II) complex containing two alkynyl-benzothiazolylfluorene units was determined to be 145+/-105 ps by fitting femtosecond transient difference absorption data, and the triplet quantum yield was measured to be 0.14. A ground-state absorption cross section of 6.1 x 10(-19) cm(2) at 532 nm was deduced(More)
File system performance is critical for overall performance of Big Data workloads. Typically, Big Data file systems consist of dual layers; a local node-level file system and a global file system. This paper presents the design and implementation of MorphStore, a local file system design that significantly improves performance when accessing large files by(More)
Femtosecond transient difference absorption (fs TA) measurements, together with a series of open-aperture Z scans at picosecond and nanosecond pulse widths and a variety of pulse energies, were performed on a 1,10-phenanthrolinyl iridium(III) complex bearing ligands containing a benzothiazolylfluorenyl motif. An analysis of decay data from the fs TA(More)
Experimental nonlinear absorption data obtained using the open-aperture Z-scan technique are presented for 2, 3, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18-octaethyl-21H, 23H-porphine ruthenium (II) carbonyl in tetrahydrofuran. These data show saturation of nonlinear absorption dominating at low fluence but being overcome by induced absorption (reverse saturable absorption) at high(More)
The FCS Laser-Hardened Vision STO seeks to develop an electro-optic targeting vision system that utilizes a combination of nonlinear and sacrificial materials to provide protection from damage by frequency-agile battlefield lasers at both long and short range. Evidently, the selection of sensor protection technologies for incorporation into the final(More)